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Jack Gallager - Jun 16, 2017

From the College of Wooster, Professor of Music Jack Gallagher speaks with WQED intern Ethan Simmons in celebration of his 70th birthday.  The two discuss Professor Gallagher’s latest album, cases of mistaken artistic identity, and when to introduce children to classical music—amongst other topics.

Miller-Porfiris Duo - Jun 16, 2017

Chamber Music Pittsburgh begins the Just Summer series at the Kelly Strayhorn theater in East Liberty with Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris violin and viola duo accompanying silent films including  Charlie Chaplin. They both teach at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Rita played under Christoph Eschenbach in the Houston Symphony. They've made a number of cds and championing music by Robert Fuchs, Gliere, Martinu and Milhaud.

Steve Hackman - Mash Up Mix Down - Jun 13, 2017

Curtis Institute conducting star Maestro Steve Hackman discusses his Mash Up Mix Down concert Wednesday June 14 with Happy Hour at 5 and concert at 6:30pm at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony putting together the Beatles, Dvorak, Justin Timberlake, Samuel Barber, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven with Henry Purcell, Beethoven, John Legend, Vivaldi, Guns N Roses plus Mozart and the Dave Mathews Band. Time for Three is the special guest. Steve Hackman fills us in on his  return from his Boston Pops debut with four concerts. Has he taken any slings and arrows for mixing Tchaikovsky and Drake? Of course. He loves the audience and the musicians he works with in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Gathering of Sons - Jun 13, 2017

"Gathering of Sons" opens the 40th season of Pittsburgh Festival Opera – formerly Opera Theater of Pittsburgh founded by Mildred Miller Posvar.  Performances begin this Thursday and Friday and Mt. Ararat Church beginning at 7:30.  Kevin Maynor Bass and Dwayne Fulton Composer were the guests.  For Tickets 412-326-9687.

Behzod Abduraimov - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest pianist Behzod Abduraimov shares his thoughts about the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 which he plays for his Heinz Hall debut. He recalls his journey from Tashkent to Kansas City where he’s lived the last ten years, what it’s like there and in his native Tashkent where he attended the same school as Yefim Bronfman. He talks about his recordings including the  Tchaikovsky with Juraj Valcuha and  a suggestion of what to try when in Tashkent—don’t miss the rice pilaf!

Jorge Federico Osorio - Jun 8, 2017

WQED's Jim Cunningham sits down to interview famed-Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio on the release of his newest album, "Final Thoughts: The Last Piano Works of Schubert &a Brahms." Together, the two discuss the engaging musical referentiality of the great composers whose works Osorio plays, as well as Osorio's colorful history with other famous artists.

Willa Cather Seminar - Jun 8, 2017

The International Cather Seminar is scheduled for June 11-17, 2017, at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University. During Cather's ten years in Pittsburgh, she worked as an editor, teacher, reviewer, and freelance writer. As importantly, she collected friends and mixed with all sorts of Pittsburghers.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sat down with conductor Yudo Ikach, Seminar Co-Director James Japp, and English Professor Kim Vanderlaan to discuss the seminar.

 

Jennifer Kloetzel - Cypress String Quartet - Jun 2, 2017

Jennifer Kloetzel of the Cypress String Quartet, is interviewed by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham regarding the group's final album "Brahms: String Sextets." Kloetzel and Cunningham discuss a range of topics, including the current activities of former-group members, and the rich history of the quartet's 20 well-played years.

Emerson String Quartet - Jun 2, 2017

Jim Cunningham interviews Emerson String Quartet's violinist Eugene Drucker and violist Lawrence Dutton, regarding the release of the quartet's newest album "Music of Britten and Purcel." Drucker and Dutton discuss Britten's influences of, and homages to Purcel throughout the album.

Manfred Honeck - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony.

 

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